Skip to comments.Cummings: Issa On “Subpoena Binge”
Posted on 07/11/2014 8:50:25 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Darrell Issa-Elijah CummingsRep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has gone on a subpoena binge, according to the committees ranking member, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.).
Since you became Chairman in 2011, you have issued nearly 100 subpoenas more than all three previous Committee chairmen combined, wrote Cummings in a July 11, letter to Issa.
Cummings said that Issa overstepped his bounds with his most recent subpoena on alleged Hatch Act violations to David Simas, an Assistant to the President and the Director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach. If issued, Simas will have to appear before the Committee on Wednesday.
I believe issuing this subpoena would be an abuse of authority because the Committee has obtained no evidence of any wrongdoing relating to this official or the office he directs.
The Hatch Act prohibits executive branch employees from participating in party politics.
The strained relationship between the pair peaked earlier this year when Issa turned off Cummings microphone after a committee hearing concluded.
In the case of Mr. Simas, you have not demonstrated any valid justification for this extreme action, wrote Cummings. As a result, it appears that this subpoena is the latest in a string of misguided and increasingly desperate efforts to retain the spotlight while lobbing unsubstantiated attacks against the White House.
Cummings listed the following subpoenas as unnecessary:
Issa sent a letter on July 3, to the White House requesting Simas appearance on the 16th.
The hearing will examine whether the White House is taking adequate steps to ensure that political activity by Administration officials complies with relevant statutes, including the Hatch Act, wrote Issa. The hearing will also examine the role and function of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, which handles coordination with local officeholders and Democratic Party committees at taxpayer expense.
Issa needs to set up a functioning tannery to allow him to tack up tanned hides on the shed, Fred.
It must be embarrassing to know that the only reason you’re a member of congress is the melatonin coloring your skin.
Elijah is walking proof that a human can survive with only a reptilian brain stem.
Not very well, but signs of life—like the Reverends.
Earth To Elijah:You’re Next,A$$H*LE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“This is Valerie Jarrett. Get up there, boy, and run interference for yo’ master. Interference? That means get in the way.”
He needs to be put under oath.
The black man be sweatin’
Shut up Elijah. We’re going to throw your ass in prison too!
Nothing but a fascist defending the liberal trash that is running this country inot the third world mentality.
I hope the uncover enough to put this old Race Baiting Poverty Pimp in prison.
I want to see Bullet-head investigated, found guilty and put in prison stripes for at least 10 years. His hands are dirty. He was personally involved in poking at conservative groups.
Big mouth and no brain.
Obama and the dems on a corruption binge...
With the first black president’s betrayal of black Americans with this man-caused inundation of central Americans, you may see some members of the melanin caucus lose their their seats.
100 subpoenas. That doesn’t even make it a drop in the bucket compared to the number of executive orders issued by you-know-who.
He should issue a subpoena for Cummings’s moral compass, even though there would be no hope of ever locating one.